Glasgow City Boats run the rya marine vhf src radio operators course which then enables you to get your license. Please see the questions and answers relating to SRC Glasgow City Boats course. 

What is the SRC VHF license?

The short range certificate SRC / very high frequency VHF radios are the radios used in the marine world. Most boats will have a marine vhf radio and it is a legal requirement to hold an operators license to use a radio. 

How do I get a Vhf radio license?

You can obtain a vhf radio operators license by 2 methods:

  1. complete our online src interactive course. 
  2. Attend one of our classroom src vhf courses. 

Do I need to sit an exam?

Yes. After you complete the online src vhf course or the classroom src vhf then you will be ready to take the src exam. 

The src vhf exam consists of a 30 minute written paper then a 30 minute practical exam by one of our src vhf assessors in Glasgow. 

Is the exam difficult?

The exam is straight forward and we will prepare you 100% for the exam so you are confident and ready to take the SRC exam. Our students exam pass rates are over 98%!

Do I legally  need a license?

Yes. You legally need a src / vhf operators license to operate a marine src / vhf radio. 

How long does the license last for?

Once obtained the license does not expire. 

How do I book?

  1. Online src vhf course can be purchased here: 
  2. Classroom src vhf courses can be booked here: